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Answered 2012-04-24 17:40:03

European electrical equipment, fittings and fixtures have wires coloured as follows:

Brown for Hot (also known as "Line" in Europe)

Blue for Neutral

Green/Yellow stripes for Ground (also known as "Earth")

So it seems to me that your light fixture may have come from Europe.

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As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energizedIF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB

SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY

REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

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